Happy Eid Surprise the People of İzmir f...
Happy Eid Surprise the People of İzmir from Aziz Kocaoğlu!
1881 ATATÜRK, the third of the 15 catamarans with carbon composite hulls ordered to Yalova Özata Shipyard by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is going into operation before the Eid (Kurban) Holiday.
1881 ATATÜRK, the third of the 15 catamarans with carbon composite hulls ordered to Yalova Özata Shipyard located at Yalova Altınova Shipyard district by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is going into operation for the people of İzmir before the Eid Holiday.
1881 ATATÜRK will be delivered to İzmir Metropolitan Municipality during this week, at the end of three-month period, together with the two sister ferries named ÇAKABEY and DOKUZ EYLÜL that were put into service previously.
Built with the cutting edge hull technology used in space and aviation industry, 1881 ATATÜRK allows minimum operational cost thanks to this hull and saves fuel and provides advantage in repair and maintenance expenses. On the other hand, 1881 Atatürk is attracting attention with its environmentally-friendly characteristics. The ferry is environmentally-friendly because the hull material is not harmful to the nature, it consumes less fuel due to the need for machine with low power and less exhaust gas is emitted. Prioritizing the passenger comfort, the ferry is planned to be an indispensible transport vehicle for the social life of the people of İzmir. The ship also has facilities for the comfort of the disabled people.
PEOPLE OF İZMİR ARE THANKFUL TO KOCAOĞLU
According to the impressions made as a result of the interviews with the people of İzmir, there is no doubt that the same satisfaction and appreciation felt for ÇAKABEY and DOKUZ EYLÜL that were delivered previously will also be felt for 1881 Atatürk, as well. We can see that people of İzmir are thankful to Mayor Kocaoğlu for these ferries that compete with their peers in Europe in term of their comfort and modernity.
SOMA DISASTER NOT FORGOTTEN
Besides 1881 Atatürk that was newly added to the fleet, SOMA ferry will be made ready for delivery in October. With SOMA, the in-bay passenger transport is thought to be the most effective transport way in İzmir until the end of the year and this transport method will play a key role in development of modern İzmir with its service capacity. These steps taken for creating modern İzmir helped Kocaoğlu win the appreciation of the people of İzmir whether they are supporting him or not.
The new catamarans of İzmir was among the projects that attracted the most attention in SMM fair held in Hamburg in previous month, which is recognized as the biggest maritime fair. It is obvious that the ferries must be considered by all the public or private institutions and cooperatives that deal with passenger transport.